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Mary Emmerling's Beach Cottages: At Home by the Sea Hardcover – April 15, 2008
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So what's a self-described "beach girl" like me to do when she's stuck inland and can't go to the beach whenever she wants? She decorates her home in that style, that's what!
Well, today I went in search of books with ideas on how to decorate with my favorite style of design, and saw quite a few available. Yes, I saw the really nifty set of books by Rachel Ashwell on the "Shabby Chic" design style and even that lovely book by actress/artist Jane Seymour called "Making Yourself At Home" but the one that really captured my eye this time around? The one I took home? Mary Emmerling's Beach Cottages: At Home By The Sea.
I really enjoyed the pictures of the various beach cottages in her book. There are some AWESOME, unique and very colorful pictures of home exteriors and interiors from various beach communities all over the USA. You can enjoy the view of the sea from Nantucket, MA to Miami, FL to Galveston, TX and of course, good ole Southern California! There's also some great pics of the "Shabby Chic" queen Rachel Ashwell's home in it.
Now I must admit I was a bit miffed that Ms. Emmerling had overlooked the Pacific Northwest to feature in her book. There are some spectacular and beautiful beach homes on the Oregon and Washington Coast (including the San Juan Islands) that would've fit in very well in this book. However, when I saw that she listed some cool Northwest shops, then I decided all was forgiven lol. Maybe she can remember us in the PNW for her next edition?Read more ›
I think it is much better and I have been more satisfied with books I have purchased
which I could look through
I have bought other books by Mary Emmerling which were more in accordance with what I
was looking for... the houses photographed were not exactly beach cottages, they were
more sophisticated houses
Mary Kay Andrews
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Don't know why I didn't buy this years ago - very good. As is everything Mary does.Published 6 months ago by Sharon
Great book on beach cottages! Beautiful pictures! Inspires me to buy a cottage on the beach!Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
I keep this book on my coffee table and look at it often, love the beach and this book!Published 11 months ago by CherylR
A gift for a friend with a Laguna Beach beach cottage ... perfect xmas gift.Published 12 months ago by William
Beautiful pictures....definitely makes me want to live at the beach!Published 18 months ago by onlyonejewels
A beautiful book that transports you to the sea no matter where you are. Beautiful photography as expected but the prose is also helpful, relaxing and satisfying. Read morePublished 20 months ago by June M. Fisher